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Training Tips

National Stretching Day: Warm Up, Dynamic Stretch, & Cool Down

Written By: Kristen Faigle, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, SportsCare Waldwick Clinical Director December 11th is National Stretching Day. Stretching is a type of exercise that lengthens connective tissues of muscles and tendons. Stretching regularly has several key benefits including the following: Increases mobility and range of motion Improves joint function Boosts circulation Enhances physical activity

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy After Breast Cancer Treatment & Reconstructive Surgery

Written By: SportsCare Waldwick When it comes to physical therapy for women following breast cancer treatment and/or reconstructive surgery, there are many factors to consider. It’s important to first understand the effects that breast cancer has on a woman’s body. In this blog, we highlight those impacts, then dive into how physical therapy can help

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy for Ankle Sprain Pain & Symptoms

Written By: Ken Bordfeld, PT, Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown A ligament is a strong band of tissue that attaches to the bones on either side of a joint. A sprain occurs when an excessive force is applied to a ligament that results in damage to it. The ligament plays a major role in providing stability to a

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Sports Performance

Pain In The Butt: Your Bike Saddle May Be To Blame

Written By: Carly Chiarella PT, DPT, SFMA-I, PPSC, Certified Intermediate Bike Fitter, SportsCare Stockholm Clinical Director Have you ever been on your bike, wind in your face, enjoying the scenery when all of the sudden you get rudely interrupted by a literal pain in your butt? Or maybe your elbow? How about your back? If

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Training Tips

10 Tips for Summer Running Regulars & Rookies

Written By: Sally Ryan, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinical Director, SportsCare Hoboken Summer is the time for runners to shine. Taking in vitamin D while developing a glistening sweat and basking in natural endorphins. There’s nothing better. If you’re not convinced, follow these 10 running tips in order to help enjoy your summer runs and

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Physical Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)?

Written By: Tyler Laib, PT, DPT, Clinical Director, SportsCare Randolph & Kellie Carpenter, PT, DPT, SportsCare Bergenfield Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) is an exciting technique that can augment your physical therapy experience at SportsCare.  BFRT is a brief and intermittent occlusion or restriction of arterial and venous blood flow which is done by applying a

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Featured Article

Preventing Injuries in the Workplace & Elsewhere | NJ.com

Overexertion when lifting, along with falls, slips and trips, account for more than half of all workplace injuries, resulting in more than $30 billion in workers’ compensation costs in the United States. Many workplace injuries are the result of over use, long-term poor posture and neglect. For workers who have suffered upper extremity injuries, including

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Physical Therapy

What Is Osteoarthritis & How Is It Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld,  PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Joint cartilage is the stiff resilient tissue on both sides of your joints that protects underlying bone. It is primarily composed

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Written By: Giulia Vitolo, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sensory Processing Disorder is described as inefficiencies with processing and modulation of sensory input. Therefore, the nervous system requires an increased amount of input and sensory experiences throughout the day to help maintain a calm and organized state. Occupational therapy provides skilled intervention to decrease a child’s need

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News & Media

All About Pregnancy & Postpartum Hand, Wrist, & Arm Pain

Motherhood is a handful, so make sure your hands are up to the task! In an article for The Layers Project Magazine, Allison Cohen (MSOTR/L, CHT), Paramus Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinical Director, discusses risk factors and considerations for pregnant and postpartum women with hand, wrist, and arm pain. [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

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Physical Therapy

What is Shoulder Instability & How is it Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld, PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown Instability is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability, especially among young, athletic individuals. The stability of any joint is dependent on many factors, such as the shape and congruence of the joint surfaces, the soft tissue “capsule” that surrounds the joint, and the surrounding musculature. Most instability problems occur when the joint capsule

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